The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
As we enter one of the busiest months of the year for nonprofits, we’re looking at ways to make the most of fundraising campaigns while planning for a successful year ahead. This week’s digest includes actionable tips to inspire nonprofit professionals to lead with compassion, what skills can make your nonprofit team thrive, and how donor stewardship can create lasting bonds.
You’ll also find must-have tips on how to modernize your nonprofit in the new year and how your organization can successfully end the year and exceed its fundraising goals.
Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:
1. Becoming a More Humane Leader (Harvard Business Review)
Leading effectively doesn’t always require toughness or control. This Harvard Business Review article focuses on leading with wisdom and compassion, offering actionable steps all leaders can take to add humanity to leadership and connect with employees as humans.
2. 13 Top Skills That Make Nonprofit Professionals Invaluable Team Assets (Forbes)
Chances are, your team members wear many hats and are constantly developing new skills to stay ahead of the curve. Read about the top transferable skills for nonprofit professionals to help you recognize and appreciate them in your team, as well as spot opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
3. Never Underestimate the Power of Stewardship (Nonprofit Pro)
‘Tis the season of gratitude, which no one understands better than nonprofit professionals. But donor stewardship is an important focus throughout the year, contributing to lasting relationships and successful fundraising. Learn how to elevate your stewardship practices to create thriving donor relations, all year long.
4. The Benefits of a CRM System for Nonprofits (BizTech)
As you evaluate your operational tools for next year, consider modernizing your approach with a CRM system. While these digital tools are used widely by organizations focused on sales, nonprofits can benefit from the customization that allows nonprofit professionals to get a deeper understanding of donors and add new information that can enrich relationships moving forward.
5. 7 Nonprofit Fundraising Hacks to Max Your Year-End Goals (Funraise)
Make the most of your year-end fundraising efforts with these actionable tips designed to meet, or even exceed, fundraising goals. With 31% of online giving happening in December, now is your chance to build relationships with donors to leverage more donations—and plan for ways to succeed next year.
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